§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. ASQUITH,) Fife, E.
hoped the House would allow this Bill to be read a second time. It met practically with the assent of both sides of the House; it dealt with a serious public evil; and all the objections to it were objections that could very readily be met. The Government were perfectly prepared to give a reasonable time before the Committee stage was taken, and he trusted the House would agree to the Second Reading.
§ Objection being taken,
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I am bound to say I think there are a great many objectionable features in the Bill—
§ Second Reading deferred till Thursday.